Public hearing Tuesday on downtown Tacoma parking regulations

Tacoma City Council is considering changes to the Zoning Code regulations for Downtown off-street parking. The proposed changes would eliminate off-street parking requirements for new development in the proposed Reduced Parking Area (RPA), as shown on the map to the right.

The proposed changes would also reinstitute parking maximums in the International Financial Services Area (IFSA), reduce the existing parking minimums and maximums in all of the downtown zones, revise and clarify various downtown parking requirements and standards, and institute additional surface parking lot regulations on Primary Pedestrian Streets within the RPA.

The City Council will seek public comment on the proposed code changes during a public hearing on Tues., Jan. 24 at approximately 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, First Floor.

Additional information is available from the Community and Economic Development Department, 747 Market Street, Room 1036, at all branches of the Tacoma Public Library, and on the Planning Division Web site — (Click on “Downtown Code Update — Off-Street Parking Regulations”).

All persons will have an opportunity to present their oral comments at the City Council meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments may do so at the public hearing or may submit them to the City Clerk’s Office at 747 Market Street, Room 220, Tacoma, WA 98402 by 4 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 24, 2012.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Ian Munce at (253) 573-2478.